Model embeddability for symmetric group-based models

Ardiyansyah, M., Kosta, D. and Kubjas, K. (2020) Model embeddability for symmetric group-based models. arXiv, (Unpublished)

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We study model embeddability, which is a variation of the famous embedding problem in probability theory, when apart from the requirement that the Markov matrix is the matrix exponential of a rate matrix, we additionally ask that the rate matrix follows the model structure. We provide a characterisation of model embeddable Markov matrices corresponding to symmetric group-based phylogenetic models. In particular, we provide necessary and sufficient conditions in terms of the eigenvalues of symmetric group-based matrices. To showcase our main result on model embeddability, we provide an application to hachimoji models, which are eight-state models for synthetic DNA. Moreover, our main result on model embeddability, enables us to compute the volume of the set of model embeddable Markov matrices relative to the volume of other relevant sets of Markov matrices within the model.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Kaie Kubjas was partially supported by the Academy of Finland Grant 323416.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kosta, Dr Dimitra
Authors: Ardiyansyah, M., Kosta, D., and Kubjas, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics
Journal Name:arXiv
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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